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FDA approves less invasive surgical approach for Abbott's HeartMate 3 to help patients avoid open heart surgery.- Abbott

Abbott has announced FDA approval of a new alternative surgical technique for Abbott's HeartMate 3 heart pump that will allow...

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FDA accepts sNDA for Farxiga to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure . AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced the FDA has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Farxiga (dapagliflozin) to...

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Health Canada approves Vascepa to reduce the risk of CV events.- HLS Therapeutics.

HLS Therapeutics Inc.is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the use of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) to reduce the...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Guidelines

Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in children aged under 5. It aims to improve clinical assessment and help healthcare professionals diagnose serious illness among young children...

Added 6 years ago

Head injury: assessment and early management

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults.

Added 6 years ago

Preterm labour and birth

This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of or with symptoms and signs of preterm labour (before 37 weeks) and women having a planned preterm birth.

Added 4 years ago

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Journal articles

Administration of fibrinogen concentrate in exsanguinating trauma patients is associated with improved survival at 6 hours but not at discharge.

Background: Despite poor evidence and high costs, fibrinogen concentrate (FC) represents one of the most frequently used hemostatic agents in exsanguinating trauma. The aim was to assess whether the administration of FC...

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Transfusion in trauma: thromboelastometry-guided coagulation factor concentrate-based therapy versus standard fresh frozen plasma-based therapy.

Introduction: Thromboelastometry (TEM)-guided haemostatic therapy with fibrinogen concentrate and prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in trauma patients may reduce the need for transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) or...

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Fibrinogen levels in trauma patients during the first seven days after fibrinogen concentrate therapy: a retrospective study.

Background: Fibrinogen concentrate (FC) is increasingly used as first line therapy in bleeding trauma patients. It remains unproven whether FC application increases post-traumatic plasma fibrinogen concentration (FIB) in injured...

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Clinical trials

Trial of Andexanet in ICH Patients Receiving an Oral FXa Inhibitor

Randomized, controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of andexanet versus usual standard of care in patients with intracranial hemorrhage anticoagulated with a direct oral anticoagulant

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Fibrinogen Concentrate in Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this study is to try early injection of fibrinogen concentrate in severe isolated traumatic brain injury and investigation the effect of it on post bleeding and complications.

Added 8 months ago

This Study Looks at the Effects of Idarucizumab in Patients Who Take Dabigatran and Need Emergency Surgery or Are Bleeding

The primary objective is to demonstrate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients treated with dabigatran etexilate who have uncontrolled or life-threatening bleeding requiring urgent intervention, and in patients treated...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ISICEM 2018 – The Sepsis Six and BUFALO

Posted 1 year ago

At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe. 

Laura Quittenden

What is AF or Atrial Fibrillation?

Posted 2 years ago

This week, from the 20th to the 26th November it is Global AF Awareness Week. Here we explore Atrial Fibrillation (also called AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Over 1 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone.  

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Dermatological emergencies in children

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Emergencies in dermatology

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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